Nightlife News Round Up, January 3rd, 2012

by Seleah Simone · January 3, 2012

Amy Sacco gets hit with $50,000 in default judgements, Mars 2112 might be closed for good, Gramercy Park Hotel locked out 200 guests, Alexandra Richards chats with Elle Magazine and so much more in today's Nightlife News Round Up!

1. Nightlife queen Amy Sacco of Bungalow 8 and up-scale eatery Beatrice has been hit with $50,000 in default judgements by a federal bankruptcy judge in White Plains, NY. Sacco's accountant was quoted as saying,

“I don’t understand how anybody could hope to recover anything from businesses that have been out of existence for more than a year.” [NYPost]

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2.  A glitch in the computer system for electronic room keys at the Gramercy Park Hotel shut 200 guest out of their rooms on New Year's Eve. After staffers had to painstakingly reprogram each key individually to open doors, guests were let in after nearly 7 hours. [NYPost]

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3. Mars 2112 might indeed be on its last leg and ready to close. A representative for the restaurant said it was "closed for renovation," which seems suspicious because auctioneer Michael Amodeo has two massive auctions tomorrow for more than 100 amusement and arcade games including "Space Theme Dining Rooms" and "Space Figures" amongst the listed items. [Grub Street]

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4. Celebrity seed, DJ and budding model Alexandra Richards recently sat down with Elle Magazine. When asked if her father had seen her DJ, Richards stated,

"He loves my music. He saw me when I first started. I was 
terrible but had great tunes. The bar was empty as well—it was 


pretty embarrassing, but you gotta start somewhere."

Alexandra also stated that her favorite NY nightspots, which consist of pubs, Tropical and Toads Place, as well as the now long-closed Bungalow 8 and Beatrice when they were open. [Elle]

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5. According to a tweet posted by @NYNightlife asking "Which Club Has The Nicest Door?" tweeters responded that Avenue and Goldbar were the nicest doors amongst NYC nightspots.

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